Archive for March, 2015

Unfair to Bibi?

The lead story in today’s New York Times is actually a news analysis, and a rather tendentious one, in the guise of a news story. The reporter, Jodi Rudoren, would have us believe that President Obama has carried his Bibi-bashing ...

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A Clarifying Election

The Israeli election results have put to rest any faint hope for a settlement of the Israel/Palestinian conflict in the foreseeable future. No one should be fooled by Netanyahu’s post-election “clarification”: his behavior as well as his words, not only ...

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Hillary’s Troubles

Regular readers of this blog know that I am not a great fan of Hillary Clinton’s, and certainly not one to leap mechanically to her defense over e-mailgate. But really, this affair is much ado about very little. Yes, Hillary ...

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The Iranian Threat to Israel: “Existential”?

Among many letters to the editor printed in today’s NY Times was one which refers to the Iranian regime’s “genocidal ambitions” aimed at Israel.   The writer of course was reflecting the widespread belief that Iran’s rulers are dedicated to the ...

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L’Affaire Bibi-Boehner

John Boehner’s invitation to Bibi Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress,  without any consultation with the Obama administration, is an outrageous breech of protocol. But it’s worse than that: it’s an unprecedented intrusion into American domestic politics by ...

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